2020-05-05 COVID-19 Design Jam

CapCHI WDO COVID-19 Design Jam, May 5, 2020 6-8 pm...

The World Design Organization (WDO) recently partnered with IBM and Design for America to create a global mobilization effort in response to COVID-19. Their 24-hour COVID-19 Design Challenge had teams from around the world tackle seven identified problem spaces. The second round will refine proposed recommendations.

You are invited to a two-hour design jam that will dovetail into the WDO COVID-19 Design Challenge. Hosted by our very own Hala Hawa and Raquel Alves, and facilitated by Kevin Grignon from IBM Ottawa, our two-hour event will further examine outcomes from the WDO initiative.

We will be using Zoom for this online event. If you are new to Zoom, please see the following link for information on how to join a meeting, and how to download the required app. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting


Hala Hawa https://www.linkedin.com/in/halahawa/

A design strategy & management specialist who helps organizations innovate, differentiate and optimize their product / services, environment and processes by applying design thinking methods.

Raquel Alves https://www.linkedin.com/in/raquel-alves-a-f/

A Graphic Designer who works to inspire others to learn more about the power of structured design, and through her work, hopes to help others in the community. In her free time, she hunts for creative opportunities to grow professionally as well as in person.

Kevin Grignon https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevingrignon/

Leads design transformation at IBM Ottawa Lab—building community, leading practices, educating and activating great teams to deliver amazing design outcomes at speed and scale.

Jed Looker https://www.linkedin.com/in/jedlooker/

Coordinates the Human-Centred Design program at Algonquin College. He has been developing user-experience for products and services for the past twenty years.



FactorSafe Solutions https://factorsafe.ca

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A company dedicated to proactive safety management through the enhancement of human performance, FactorSafe Solutions specializes in optimizing how people interact with their operational environment, procedures and technology. We offer full scope services in the areas of safety management, human factors, and safety investigations.


Becker-Carroll https://becker-carroll.com 

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We are a team of business and technical professionals committed to helping organizations deliver value digitally. Our people are committed to helping private and public sector organizations adopt, utilize, and manage technology. Our mission is to empower private and public sector organizations through technology by transforming environments, operations, and services.

Human-Centred Design http://human-centred.ca  

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A graduate certificate at Algonquin College that prepares students for a career in design research and strategy. In this one-year program, students gain a balance of research and design theory, methodology, and practice to develop strategic direction for systems, products, policies, and services.  


About CapCHI

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.


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